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Baltimore City Health Department and Baltimore Needle Exchange Program


BCHD

1001 E. Fayette St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 396-4398
Website: http://www.baltimorehealth.org

Function of Organization/Site:

The mission of the Baltimore City Health Department is to  advocate, lead, and provide services of the highest quality in order to promote and protect the health of the residents of Baltimore.

Involvement Opportunities:

*Note: Volunteer opportunities depend on the specific program areas.  Information for contacts from the program units is below.

Program Areas:

Needle Exchange Program

The Needle Exchange Program is a harm reduction division at the local department providing non-judgmental service to the citizens of Baltimore. There are 18 sites for students to choose from. Volunteers are expected to volunteer for a full shift (which is usually 2 hours) on a regular basis. Volunteers MUST have hepatitis and tetanus immunizations and are expected to complete OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Training.   Click here for current information including a list of sites and times.

Volunteer application: http://www.baltimorehealth.org/info/volunteer-application-packet-proposal.pdf

For more information about the needle exchange or volunteering, contact:
Derrick Hunt, Program Director
derrick.hunt@baltimorecity.gov

CARE Services

CARE Services (formerly Commission on Aging and Retirement Education - CARE) is the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for Baltimore City. The AAA is responsible for providing recreational, socialization, nutrition, education and advocacy services which allow seniors to age with dignity in their homes and communities. Students have the opportunity to work with CARE Services in a variety of capacities including academic projects and curriculum development and implementation.

Contact:  Elouise Mayne, RN - Elouise.Mayne@baltimorecity.gov

Healthy Homes Bureau

The aim of the Healthy Homes bureau is to address home-based factors that are major sources of health hazards and chronic health issues, the most common of which are as follows: lead exposure, carbon monoxide exposure, fire hazards and the adequacy of smoke alarms, moisture, mold, and allergen triggers, presence of rodents and roaches and approaches to pest control, presence of and access to hazardous or harmful household products, smoking, adequacy of ventilation, heating, and cooling, and visible physical hazards.  More about the Healthy Homes Bureau can be found here (http://www.baltimorehealth.org/healthyhomes.html).

Contact:  Margret Schnitzer, Partnerships Manager, Asthma Program
1800 N. Charles St., 5th Floor
Baltimore, MD  21201
margret.schnitzer@baltimorecity.gov

Office of Policy and Planning

Michael L. Jenkins, Jr., MPH
Neighborhood Health Initiatives Coordinator
Assistant for Special Projects
Phone: (410) 396-7277
Michael.Jenkins@baltimorecity.gov